Windows 10

Published on August 28th, 2015 | by caper4g


Windows Update “Service is not Running” error

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running

Here is a solution that has worked for me:

You may even see Error Number 0xC8000222

The problem was basically of Windows Update. Windows update was not working properly and
asking for “check for updates” was giving error “service not running” where service was running properly.
So to sort out that issue I ran following commands.
Click Start
Type: cmd 
Right click on cmd in start menu and select ‘Run as Administrator
Type: net stop wuauserv 
Hit Enter
Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old 
Hit Enter
Type: net start wuauserv 
Hit Enter
Type: exit
Hit Enter
Now try windows update once again..

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